In the steep, narrow streets of Bairro Alto (literally "upper district"), the heart of the artistic and bohemian area of the capital's old town, the Bairro Alto hotel is the ideal starting point for visiting the nearby Baroque churches. Housed in an 18th-century building typical of the neighbourhood, the hotel's 55 rooms overlook either the Tagus or the city. Each is attentively furnished with local furniture and objects in a refined decor.
Climb to the fifth floor to find the BAHR Restaurant & Bar, a place that exudes the bohemian vibes of the city's most influential artists. There, you will get to enjoy the very best of Portuguese fine dining with dishes created by chef Nuno Mendes, who was awarded a Michelin star during his time in London. Whether you are here for dinner or just a cocktail, it really is a sight to behold: the terrace is one of the most romantic places in Lisbon and offers a breath-taking view.
Bairro Alto Hotel
Praça Luís de Camões 2
+351 21 340 8288
Rooms: from 249 EUR